Comparison of 15 b/w films (in russian)

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    brief summary: Acros - excellent, uniform crystalls, easy to scan

    Tmax100 very good, easy to scan but the crystalls are not uniform, they may look like dust specs

    Lucky100 - not good, poor antihalation coating, the film attracts dust due to excessive static

    Maco100 and ilford fp4+ similar, but fp4 has better antistatic properties

    Kodak plus-x -- better than fp4 - higher resolution and sharpness, easy to scan

    Delta 400 - grainier than t-max, scanning is ok

    hp5+ uniform crystalls, easy to scan

    tmax400 - low grain, doesn't attract dust, easy to scan

    Rollei r3 - uniform crystalls, huge dynamic range, but tends to curl

    Ilford 3200 is smoother than kodak 3200